Pokémon movie comes second in Japan in 2005

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Mew and the Wave-Guiding Hero: Lucario grossed 4.3 billion yen at the box office
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Of the movies that opened in Japan in 2005 (including the movies that opened at the end of 2004), Pocket Monsters Advanced Generation: Mew and the Wave-Guiding Hero: Lucario came second only to Miyazaki Hayao's Howl's Moving Castle. Other top movies included Densha Otoko and Nana. Tōhō dominated the box office this year, with only one Tōei movie making the top ten.

Title Distributor
1 ハウルの動く城 Howl's Moving Castle Tōhō ¥19.6 billion ($166 million)
2 ミュウと波導の勇者ルカリオ Mew and the Wave-Guiding Hero: Lucario Tōhō ¥4.3 billion ($36.4 million)
3 義交渉人 真下正義 Negotiator: Mashita Masayoshi Tōhō ¥4.2 billion ($35.6 million)
4 NANA Nana Tōhō ¥4.03 billion ($34.1 million)
5 容疑者 室井慎次 The Suspect: Muroi Shinji Tōhō ¥3.83 billion ($32.4 million)
6 電車男 Densha Otoko Tōhō ¥3.7 billion ($31.3 million)
7 北の零年 Zero Year of the North Tōei ¥2.7 billion ($22.9 million)
8 ALWAYS 三丁目の夕日 Always: The Setting Sun of 3-chōme Tōhō ¥2.5 billion ($21.2 million) (forecast)
9 ローレライ Lorelei Tōhō ¥2.4 billion ($20.3 million)
10 星になった少年 The Boy Who Became a Star Tōhō ¥2.3 billion ($19.5 million)